Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Computer Say No!

Dave and I met with Fleur (Programme Manager for the SURF-WBL Way project), today to go through the testing of LifeRay and the portal undertaken yesterday, and to document what worked well and what needs tweaking in advance of more work on the pilot.

We also discussed the forthcoming meeting with the tutor and Employer for the Construction FD and the evaluation of the pilot to be undertaken over the next couple of weeks.!!

Watch this space for more developments!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

'Take me to the Pilot.. Take me to the Chamber!'

Dave and I met with Mike Parker at Burton to go through the process of creating an account on LifeRay and using the portal process. We expected that certain aspects of the system would not be in place, and wanted to test and detail.

It seems to be some problem with completing the portal details form to register as a manager. It kept delivering a blank page on submitting the completed details page..

We also had the good fortune to meet the manager of the Nursery who went through the process as well as one of the nursery assistants (who is a learner on the classroom assistant foundation degree course at Staffs Uni). They too experienced the same problems. The learner's Staffs Uni student number was identified and detailed some of the module and course details, but would not let us register the learner!

Dave and I have a meeting with the WBL-Way Project Manager tomorrow to go through this in more detail and hopefully iron out any problems before the pilot continues!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Preparing to light the pilot

We are filling the gas bottles as we write and preparing to light the blue touch paper!

In preparation for the pilot we have done the following:

  • Arranged for Fleur to give us a detailed demo of LifeRay here at the College
  • Arranged to do a joint test and evaluation with Mike at Burton
  • Asked our pilot tutor to arrange a meeting with the pilot employer
  • Asked our data team at the College if the HE students sign the same data protection forms as other learners, or if a separate form is used

We look forward to the results of the fire!